Student of the Week: Hester Smit

Hester Smit doesn’t think having a job is a good enough reason to stop studying. Hester is a part-time International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) student at the Philippolis Digital Learning Campus (PDLC), but she also works at the Otterskloof Private Game Reserve. Hester says it is “ my responsibility to ensure that I continue to expand my knowledge and acquire more skills that will allow me to be more versatile and flexible in my job.”

Hester’s current role is that of Administration Assistant, which means that she works on a computer on a daily basis. When she started working, Hester was only trained on how to work on the program that the lodge was already using but did not really know how to “drive” a computer. With her new skills from the ICDL classes, Hester says “ I find it so much easier to do my job now, I have even found shortcuts to doing activities that would take me up to 30 minutes. PDLC where have you been all this time?” Hester has excelled so much over the last few weeks that she also assists some of her fellow students when they struggle during class time. She has written one ICDL module already, and performed exceptionally well. Such students deserve to be celebrated! Well done Hester.

Hester is determined to continue working hard towards her ICDL qualification.

Hester is determined to continue working hard towards her ICDL qualification.

Amukelani Nzobe, an ICDL facilitator from Hazyview Digital Leraning Centre visited the Philippolis Campus in early July, where she got to help some of the students there with their computer driving courses, and was impressed by Hester Smit’s ability to grasp concepts so easily and fast.

Amukelani Nzobe, an ICDL facilitator from Hazyview Digital Learning Campus visited the Philippolis Campus in early July, where she was on-hand to assist the Philippolis team and students. Amukelani was impressed by Hester’s ability to grasp concepts so easily.

Written by Milla van Wyk.

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